Fortnite Fans and professional eSports players are finally getting what they wanted with the 2018 Fortnite’s $10 Million Fall Tournament! On Friday, Epic Games started their 6 week Fortnite Fall Skirmish series. In addition, some of the world’s top players will be competing for a $10 million prize pool.
This year, Epic Games is going big with $10 million in prizes which is $2 million higher than last year. Furthermore, the tournament is using a new club-based format and the finals will take place at TwitchCon in late October.
According to eSports Industry experts, the increase in price pool is a good sign for the eSports Industry. In addition, several feel that Epic Games is really trying to hard to become the leader in the eSports Industry.
Huge Numbers for Fortnite
The fight royale amusement has overwhelmed the world this year. Furthermore, back in June Epic mentioned that Fortnite had surpassed more than 125 million players around the world. Its prevalence immediately prompted the foundation of various autonomously run focused events. One of them is “Friday Fortnite” by YouTube star Daniel “Keemstar” Keem.
Fortnite Summer Skirmish, Epic Games’ first competition, received around 8.5 million hours viewed from mid-July to early September. The opposition last was held at the yearly PAX West gathering in Seattle, amid the Labor Day end of the week. This single event represented $1.5 million of the underlying $8 million prize pool.
While esports is turning into a noteworthy event they are not yet at the level of traditional sporting events. In fact, experts do not believe it will ever be as popular normal sporting events.
Industry specialists clarified that gaming classes all in all and Fortnite specifically are still in their beginning times. In the mean time, Epic is as yet tinkering with enhancing the general focused involvement from player and fan sides.
The Gambling Industry is also profiting from eSports Popularity
As eSports continues to grow in popularity, more sponsors are attracted to it. In addition, gambling websites have also noticed the trend and added eSports Betting to their sports betting options.
Furthermore, even gambling software companies have developed several applications for eSports Betting. In fact, several sportsbook pay per head companies are also looking into adding eSports gambling options for their clients.